Archive for May 21st, 2011

IL companies assist with Pleasant Prairie WI Box Alarm

Jeff Rudolph again traveled across the border on Thursday to a fire in Wisconsin and had the following description:

Pleasant Prairie, WI pulled box 56-01 to the Box Alarm level for a fire at Dejno’s Inc @ 7533 75th St. Fire was showing on arrival from a roof top hopper unit that is used to load saw dust. Winthrop Harbor, IL went change of quarters to Pleasant Prairie Sta.1 and Newport 1415 went to the scene. Mutual aid companies also came from Bristol, Somers, Kensoha, and Salem. One FF was slightly injured and was treated and released at the scene. Extensive overhaul had to be done to make sure all of the smoldering dust was extinguished.

Pleasant Prairie WI Fire Department commercial fire 5-19-11

Firefighters from Newport Township went to work on the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

Pleasant Prairie WI Fire Department commercial fire 5-19-11

Pleasant Prairie Truck 5631 setup to the roof of the industrial building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Pleasant Prairie WI Fire Department commercial fire 5-19-11

Pleasant Prairie Tanker 5615 supplies water to companies at the scene. Newport Engine 1415 is seen alongside. Both are Pierce units. Jeff Rudolph photo

Pleasant Prairie WI Fire Department commercial fire 5-19-11

Pleasant Prairie Engine 5612 was also pumping at the scene. It is a 2010 Pierce Quantum pumper/tanker. Jeff Rudolph photo

Additional images from the scene can be seen on Jeff’s Flickr site HERE.

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New position for X-Beach Park Assistant Chief Orusa

The Town of Fishers, IN released the following information recently;

Deputy Named Interim Fishers Fire Department Chief
Steven Orusa to lead Following Former Chief’s Resignation
FISHERS, IN –Fishers Town Council has named Deputy Chief Steven Orusa to the position of Interim Fire Chief following Chief Kenneth Lay’s resignation Thursday morning.  Orusa has been Deputy Chief of the Fishers Fire Department for over a year, previously being Assistant Fire Chief of the City of Beach Park, IL.
“In his time as Deputy Fire Chief, Steve Orusa has exemplified the definition of a leader,” said Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless. “During the past year he has led the creation of several vital programs in the Fire Department integral to its success. We are very lucky to have such a strong leader ready to step up as the new Interim Fire Chief.”
The Fishers Town Council will look to permanently fill the Fire Chief position at the upcoming May 31st Town Council meeting.
Chief Steve Orusa is a 25-year veteran who oversaw a full-time department of 117 members in the City of Waukegan. He has held additional positions as Training Officer, Flight Medic, Dive Team Rescue Leader, Hazardous Materials Teach Member, Director of Fire Academy, and Terrorism Task Force Unifies Command Instructor.
As Deputy Chief of the Fishers Fire Department, Orusa led the creation of a post incident analysis program to improve safe and effective service delivery by examining past performance. He also created an incident management team; some of whose members will be serving on the team managing the Super Bowl in 2012.
Chief Orusa is a frequently invited speaker on public safety leadership and development techniques.  He has provided analysis on public safety diving for USA Today, Fire Chief Magazine, Fire Engineering Magazine, Dive Training Magazine, and has also appeared on MSNBC, FoxNews and CNN to provide expert analysis on water rescue disaster response.

Thanks to Drew Smith for finding this.

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